Government and politics reporter at The New York World. Former intern at Newsday, and Columbia University investigative journalism student before that.
Reported on Olympic sports for FasterSkier.com between 2009 and 2011.
JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Tiffany Zulkosky, an executive at a Bethel-based tribal health organization, to be the new state representative for a Southwest Alaska state House district. Zulkosky, 33, is vice president of communications at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. If confirmed by House Democrats, she'll replace Zach Fansler, who resigned this month after a Juneau woman accused him of slapping her in his hotel room. Walker announced his appointment Thursday morning.
JUNEAU — The Legislature has hired an expert on energy in China to offer political advice and analysis on the state's nascent partnership with that country on Alaska's massive proposed natural gas export project. Sitka Republican Sen. Bert Stedman, chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, signed the contract, capped at $35,000, earlier this month.
Kelly, a Republican from Fairbanks, introduced legislation this week directing the state university to conduct a study. It would examine how long-acting birth control could help fight Alaska's high rate of babies born with complications from their mothers' drinking — as well as the growing problem of children born to mothers addicted to opioids. As introduced, the legislation lacks any cash to pay for what researchers say could be a $500,000 study.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".